History of the Farwest Region

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Regional Directors became a formal part of the sorority's organizational structure in the mid 1920's.  The first chapter of the Farwest Region was chartered on the University of California, Berkeley Campus in 1921.  At the National Convention in Baltimore (1969), the National Executive Board was charged with including Regional Representation of collegiate sorors in the leadership structure of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, and the board developed regional representatives.  

 

Currently the Farwest Region is comprised of over 90 chapters in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Japan, Korea, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. 


The Farwest Region is extremely proud to have Founders Bertha Pitts Campbell, Zephyr Chisholm Carter, and Wertie Blackwell Weaver  hail from the Farwest Region.


In addition, 7th National President, Vivian Osborne Marsh; 13th National President, Geraldine Pittman Woods; and 17th National President, Mona Humphries Bailey also consider the Farwest Region home. 


The first Regional Representative was Soror Jane Ware Williams in 1969. Soror Williams later became National 2nd Vice-President of the Sorority.  

National Leadership from The Farwest Region

Vivian Osborne Marsh

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7th National President

1935-1939

Kappa Chapter 


Geraldine Pittman Woods

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13th National President

1963-1967

LA South Bay Alumnae Chapter 

Mona Humphries Bailey

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17th National President

1979-1983 

Seattle Alumnae Chapter

Jayne Ware Williams

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National Second Vice-President

1969-1971

San Francisco, CA

Epsilon Nu Chapter

Betty Williams

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National Treasurer

1971-1975

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Alumnae Chapter

Khadija Fredericks

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National Second Vice-President

1992-1994

San Francisco, CA

Epsilon Nu City Wide Chapter

Barbara Louisa Bagneris

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National Second Vice-President

1979-1981

Baton Rouge, LA

Alpha Tau Chapter

Doris McEwen

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National Secretary

2002-2006

Lakewood, WA

Seattle Alumnae Chapter

Jaria Martin

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National Second Vice-President

2017-2019

Portland, OR

Beta Psi Chapter

Regional Directors of the Farwest Region

Vivian Osborne Marsh

1925-1929

1925-1929

Miriam Matthews

1929-1930

1929-1930

Gwendolyn Diggs

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1930-1932

Hebe Mack

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1932-1932

Eleanor Carroll

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1932-1933

Pauline Slater

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1933-1934

M. Evelyn Ware

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1934-1937

Vassie Williams Brown

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1937-1939

Mabel Lockett Martin

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1939-1943

Doreen Johnson Scott

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1943-1945

Irene McClellen King

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1945-1948

Samantha Lee

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1948-1951

Mary Lou Roberson Tolbert

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1951-1954

Doxie Haws Mason

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1954-1959

Ellen T. Law-Driggins

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1959-1964

Mona Humphries-Bailey

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1964-1968

Harriette Williams

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1968-1972

Homosielle Davis

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1972-1976

Addie Jean Haynes

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1976-1980

Floraline Stevens

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1980-1984

Gwendolyn S. Bishop

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1984-1989

June L. Long

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1989-1993

Betty McGill

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1993-1997

Doris Jackson Britt

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1997-2001

Thelma James Day

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2001-2005

Tressa Latham Williams

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2005-2009

LaVerne Gray Davis

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2009-2011

Sandra Phillips Johnson

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2011-2016

Lydia Cincore-Templeton, Esq.

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2016-2018

Regional Representatives

Jayne Ware Williams

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1968-1969

Gerri S. Woods

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1969-1972

Wanda Moore

1972-1974

1972-1974

Debra Sims

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1974-1976

Paula Ricketts-Chism

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1976-1978

Margaret A. Crecy

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1978-1980

Linda Watts Evans

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1980-1982

Juanda Honore' Moore

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1982-1984

Kimberly James Sutton

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1984-1986

Synovia Youngblood

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1986-1989

Angela Russell

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1989-1991

Andrea Holloway Lowe

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1991-1993

Jolene L. Cook

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1993-1995

Tessa Helena Wilbert Black

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1995-1997

Michelle Y. Outlaw

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1997-1999

Mary F. Carnes

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1999-2001

Danielle Moore Burton

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2003-2005

September Hargrove

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2005-2007

Shani Alford

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2007

Monica M. Burns

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2007-2009

Krystle A. Evans

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2009-2011

Paris Love' Moore

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2011-2013

Ashley Cristina Miller

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2013-2014

Mariah M. Kelly

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2014-2016

Taryn Frazier

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2016-2017

Frances Ibeh

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2017-2018

Farwest Regional Conferences